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Turkmenbashy petcoke price rise by $20/t

Turkmenbashy refinery has increased green petroleum coke – price by $20/ton reaching another price record for at least 5 years. 20 000 tons of green petcoke were sold 12-13 April 2018.

Demand for low-sulphur petroleum coke remains strong in Russia, Central Asia and Wester China despite some signs of price decrease in other markets.

Turkmenbashy refinery also sold 5000 tons of calcined petcoke on 13 April 2018, price for the product remained stable compared to February sales level.

In February 2018 Turkmenbashy refinery sold 30 000 tons of green petcoke and 10 000 tons of calcined petcoke at prices 2 and 3 times higher compared to previous sales level reached in 2017. Such price spike was mostly driven by West China’s demand where aluminum producers faced shortages of low sulphur petroleum coke amid ecological regulation pressure and increase in local aluminum demand.

By mid of April 2018 Turkmenbashy refinery sold almost third of their annual production capacity.

Turkmenbashy refinery is one of 2 refineries in former USSR country that produces ultra-low sulphur petcoke with Sulphur content up to 0.6% and extra low metals content.

DYM Resources is a trading firm, supplying petroleum coke from ex-USSR and European countries.

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Turkmenbashy refinery

Turkmenbashy petcoke prices surge on record-high demand

Turkmenistan’s biggest oil refinery Turkmenbashy has sold 30.000 Mt of green petroleum coke on 19 February, price for the lot has increased 173 USD per MT or more than 3 times from the previous tender, DYM Resources data shows.

During the tender record-high 17 companies were competing for the lot, instantly push price to its highest level in many years. Prices for Turkmenbashy petroleum coke were largely stable during 2014-2017. Current price increase follows global trend in low-sulphur petroleum coke market started in 2017 as demand for the product from aluminum and metallurgical industries are growing,

We have seen significant price increase for graphitized electrodes in 2017. Turkmen petcoke is an alternative to needle petcoke in current market conditions and also a good option for aluminum smelters to optimize their costs by blending with cheap high sulfur petcoke” – says Yury Burenko petcoke trading director at DYM RESOURCES.

Yesterday’s tender was the first petcoke offer in the last 7 months.

The whole 30’000 tons cargo was sold to a single buyer on FCA refinery basis for rail road export for 6 months loading period.

CPC demand surprisingly low

Turkmenbashy also offered 10’000 tons of calcined petroleum coke, which was not sold on 19th February tender. Buyers were offering lower prices for calcined petroleum coke compared to green coke which is unique situation: before calcined petroleum coke was traded with approximately 100 USD per MT premium to green petroleum coke, reflecting higher production costs of calcined material.

Quality issues with calcined coke might have been a reason for low demand for the product, industry players suggest. Turkmenbashy CPC has low real density compared to what other producers offers.

Turkmenbashy refinery produces petroleum coke with Sulphur content 0.6% Max and very low metals content, its coker unit capacity is 180’000 Mt per year. Key markets for Turkmen petcoke were usually Tajikistan and Russia but starting from 2017 significant volumes of the product are being shipped to China by rail.

DYM Resources specializes on petcoke sourcing from refineries located in former USSR countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Contact us with your enquiries using our contact form or by email.

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Turkey imports Russian petcoke

Turkey increases imports of Russian petcoke 10 times

Total imports of Russian green (non-calcined) petroleum coke to Turkey increased to 28 483 tons in July compared to only 2 796,50 tons in January this year according to customs data compiled by DYM Resources.

Russian petcoke import to Turkey reached 77 935,93 Mt during first 7 months of 2017, while at same period last year there was no imports from Russia.

Prices for Russian petcoke impors to Turkey were rising from January to March, total gain was more than 9,00 USD per ton. In June prices went up another 2,00 USD per ton, while in July prices dropped back to May levels. Price ease happened on the back to supplies increase from Russia from 19 500 tons in June to almost 28 500 in July.

Import of petcoke from Russia is about 3,3% of total green petcoke Turkish imports at the same period. North and Latin American are still dominant supplies of petroleum coke to Turkey. Most of this product is medium sulphur petroleum coke.

Turkey is one of the biggest petcoke importers in Black Sea and Mediterranean region. Main consumers of green petcoke in Turkey are cement producers that use petcoke as fuel for their lime kilns.

Turkey imports of Russian green petcoke (HS 271311) in 2017

  • Metric ton

DYM Resources supplies fuel grade medium and high sulphur green petcoke.

Please check specifications of the petcoke we supply and contact us with any of your inquiry.

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Oil expolration near Atyrau, Kazakhstan

China tripled calcined petcoke import from Kazakhstan

China increased import of calcined petroleum coke (CPC) from Kazakhstan to 7.700 tons in May compared with 1.960 tons In April and absence of such supplies earlier this year, Chinese Customs Authority statistics says.

Kazakhstan’s green petcoke imports remain stable in Mach – May at level slightly below 27.000 tons.

Kazakh petcoke imports to China, Mt

  • Green petcoke
  • Calcined petcoke

Kazakhstan has three refineries but only one in Atyrau has integrated calcined unit. Atyrau calcined petroleum coke is being supplied to Russia.

Pavlodar refinery does not have calcined unit but has new calciner build in the same city.

Refinery location GPC production capacity, tons GPC production capacity, tons
Atyrau 140.000 60.000
Pavlodar 180.000 300.000

Kazakhstan does not import green petcoke, but the country is buying calcined petroleum coke from Russia for its aluminum production, located near Pavlodar.

Russia and China are main consumers of Kazakhstan’s petcoke. Last year 51.523 tons of green petcoke from Kazakhstan was supplied to Russia, while 93,992 tons was supplied to China. Till 2017 calcined petcoke had been supplied only to Russia – 2.403 tons in 2016.

Kazakhstan is an important supplier of anode grade petcoke for aluminum smelters, located in Xinjaing region, China.

DYM Resources is a trading company specialized on niche oil products trading, while green and calcined petroleum coke are one of the core markets for the company. DYM Resources can supply green or calcined petcoke in rail wagon, dry bulk or containers. For enquiries please contact us via our web-site www.dymresources.com  or email info@dymresources.com

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Afipsky refinery

Russia’s Afipsky refinery plan to build coker by 2020

Afipsky refinery located in Krasnodar region with crude oil refinery capacity 6 mln t/yr plans to build coking unit by 2020, as per media reports.

The refinery is located just 130km north from Novorossiysk port, where DYM Resources reloading petroleum coke for Turkish market. Exact coker capacity and technology are not yet disclosed.

Afipsky Refinery is expected to produce petcoke with sulphur content below 3% due to its crude oils sources.

“Petroleum coke is in high demand in Black Sea market and most of Afipsky green petcoke will end up in export market” – DYM Resources senior petroleum coke trader Yury Burenco comments.

DYM Resources GmbH is supplying green and calcined petroleum coke globally by bulk, rail and trucks. Company is offering expertise in finance, logistics and quality control services to its clients. For enquiries please contact us: www.dymresources.com or info@dymresources.com

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